hist-brewing: Distillation

Jerry J Harder mastergoodwine at juno.com
Mon Dec 6 20:54:12 PST 1999


They sold malt extract during Prohibition.  It was sent with a "recipe"
saying - Don't add water, Don't add yeast, Don't attach an airlock ---
etc.

Master Gerald Goodwine


On Mon, 06 Dec 1999 11:30:47 -0500 "Spencer W. Thomas"
<spencer at umich.edu> writes:
>I found a "mini distilling machine" in the Skymall catalog on a recent 
>plane
>flight.  The description says:
>
>
>     Exclusive! Make Your Own Brandy with Our Miniature Distilling 
>Machine.
>     The chemistry set for connoisseurs. Satisfy your thirst for
>     experimentation and for good, full-proof spirits. This is a 
>working
>     version of the professional apparatus used by the world's finest
>     distilleries. Put in your favorite wine, aperitif, beer, ale or 
>stout
>     and transform them into hearty grappas, eau de vies, distilled
>     brandies and whiskeys. Crafted in Italy with style and precision, 
>it
>     makes a fascinating display. Reg. $229.95 - Sale! $199.95. 
>(NOTE:
>     Under the laws of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 
>this
>     still is exempt from regulations for setting up and registration 
>of
>     distilling apparatus provided that it is not used for 
>distilling.)
>
>See http://www.skymall.com/product_detail.asp?itemid=1492 for a 
>picture and
>ordering info.  It's also in the "Wine Enthusiast" catalog, but their 
>catalog
>interface is less functional than Skymall's.
>
>In any case, I found the "NOTE" amusing following the main text of the 
>blurb.
>
>=Spencer
>

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